. . . that still can ring / Forget your ancient offering / There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in . . .
RIP Leonard Cohen
. . . does one collapse into the first stages of invalidism? When one no longer wants to get out of bed but to remain wrapped in the warmth of the deep red comforter? In sunlight. Feeling a little ill in the center of one’s being. Invalid.
I must say that when even a mild discomfort recedes the sense of well-being that evolves is surprisingly strong.
Very deep physical / mental fatigue beginning around three o’clock most afternoons, extending through until dinnertime when I begin to pick up a bit. Slight tingling in scalp & neck.
Just being phenomenological.
This is among the most useful short discussions of cancer pain I have run across. Addresses the psychological as well as the physical requirements of patients. This is a doctor who has actually observed patients in pain.